Alvin Mulder, 87, completed his journey on this earth and was welcomed into the loving arms of his faithful Savior on Monday August 3, 2015, at St Agnes Hospital. Alvin had resided at Marvin’s Manor.
Alvin was born April 2, 1928 at the family home near Alto to Albert and Jennie Navis Mulder. Alvin attended Oak Grove School and early in life became a farmer. On October 6, 1949 he married Lenore Dirkse in Oostburg. Following their marriage the couple resided in the Waupun area where they farmed until 1981. They moved from the farm to West Rock River Rd. and in 2011 they moved to Brandon. Alvin was a member of Alto Christian Reformed Church, serving as deacon and elder. He enjoyed being a 4-H woodworking leader and volunteered at Bargains Galore, and the Fox Lake Correctional Institution Bible Study.
Alvin and Lenore were blessed with 64 years of marriage. They walked faithfully with the Lord and are survived by five children, Susan (Jim) Anema of Janesville, Tom Mulder of Randolph, Bruce (Doris) Mulder of Beloit, Stuart (Karen) Mulder of Fox Lake, and Gayle (Dave) Kroon of Atwood, MI; 17 grandchildren, Jennifer (Doug) Pruim, Mike (Tanya) Anema, Matt (Shana) Anema, Beth (Greg) Torres, Erin (Joshua) King, Christopher (Taera) Mulder, Brian (Jodi) Mulder, Charlie (Melissa) Mulder, David (Robin) Mulder, Grant (Leah) Mulder, Alyssa Mulder, Lerae (Colin McWhertor) Kroon, Anna (Mark) Sonnen, Jenice (Jesse) Steenwyk, Evan Kroon, Abigail Kroon, and Graham Kroon; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Willis and Harold (Gert) and sisters Julia Broadway and Catherine (Frank) De Jager and brothers and sisters-in-law Georgene Mulder, Joan Mulder, Carol and Wayne Sandee, Roland and Eunice Dirkse. Alvin was preceded in death by his wife Lenore on October 29, 2013, brothers Junior and Albertus and sisters Marion and Christena.
God blessed Alvin with a heart to serve his Savior faithfully and he modeled that for his family. His devotion to his Lord and family is a great heritage. We thank God for the blessing of his life.
Funeral services for Alvin Mulder will be held Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Alto Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Forsell Gappa officiating. Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call the family on Friday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
The family would like to thank the staff of Marvin’s Manor in Brandon for their loving care of Dad and Mom that was above and beyond what we could have asked for.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.